The other night I went out with James, Farrah, and my parents to Leavenworth for dinner to celebrate my birthday. We went to one of the very nice restaurants that serves amazing authentic German cuisine in a lovely atmosphere. Candles were lit at every table, Mozart was playing in the background, and everyone was dressed nice. Cocktails were ordered, presents were opened, and we were enjoying fun conversations about mine and James's upcoming trip to Cabo.
And while my father discussed golfing at the golf course next to our hotel with James, the speaker playing the music above us went suddenly quiet and then made a fairly loud scratch noise.
That's when the one thing that I found completely appropriate to say in this beautiful restaurant around strangers and my family was, "Excuse me."
While yes, I received a slight chuckle from my boyfriend and father, my mother laughed a little and then gave me a fake scolding…it was my 9 year old daughter's reaction and my own that was the best. Farrah laughed. I, on the other hand, lost my shit. Mind you, I did this silently but uncontrollably. I was laughing so hard and so quietly, I couldn't breathe and I started to cry. And no one seemed to notice!! Farrah left her seat to come stand next to me and she wanted to be sure we were in fact laughing at the same thing. All I managed to get out was, "Oh my god. I'm so funny." and continued my silent hysterics.
Farrah informed me that when I said, "Excuse me." a man at the other table looked up at me and laughed to himself. This made me laugh harder. The best part? No one knew I was losing my mind laughing so hard. How did I manage to hide it? Why did I think it was so freaking funny? I honestly believe it's because it was so out of place and unexpected that something like that would be said in a place like that but seriously, at the absolute perfect moment…I couldn't pass up the opportunity. Even if it really was only for my pure entertainment and enjoyment.
Because I really thought I was the funniest person alive in that moment. It's true.